Creating song lists can simplify your gigging work. When you are sitting down to create these, feel free to use some of the ideas presented here.
Here is a sample of categories you might use:
- Rhythm & Blues
- Contemporary Christian
- Classic Rock
- Neo Soul
- Sam Smith
- Jarle Bernhoft
- John Legend
There are many ways you can categorize your song. Here are some different ways to organize your approach:
Maybe you want to organize your music by styles.
List the pop tunes and their keys,
Then the reggae songs you love and want to learn; find their keys, then gospel, etc.
Maybe you want to list and find the keys of every Beatles song you know and love to sing.
If you are a George Gershwin fan, or you want to impress your folks, you might want to start learning some of his songs.
Why not a collection of Great American Songbook composers? You’ll definitely be learning songs and finding keys for quite a while!
Or your organizational approach might be all the songs of Pink, then John Legend, then Sam Smith, or Jarle Bernhoft. Try finding your best key for his song “choices”!! Good luck!